Frailty is a medical condition of reduced function or health. When a person is frail they are more likely to have other health problems. Their body does not have the ability to cope with minor illness and small changes can trigger rapid and dramatic deterioration.

What will you learn?

At the end of this overview on Frailty you will be able to answer:

  • What is frailty?
  • What are the effects of frailty on older adults?
  • How can frailty be prevented?


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